No goals for loanees this week, but Chirivella, Allan and Williams all return from injury

The Loan Report

Sheyi Ojo – Fulham

Fulham lost 3-1 to London rivals, Brentford on Saturday, a result that hurts more than just a loss of three points. Sheyi Ojo made a lot of clever runs going forward and was a constant danger in attack. He could’ve had a couple of goals to turn the match around, but unfortunately Daniel Bentley produced some decent saves in the Brentford goal. However, there was one occasion in the second half, when a header from Ojo was almost spilled by Bentley into the back of the net, but the ‘keeper recovered quickly and spared himself some embarrassment.

Pedro Chirivella – Willem II

Willem II are finally getting some momentum to their season and are beginning to pull themselves away from the relegation zone. An emphatic 3-1 win at home to Heracles at the weekend was a dominant performance as the home side found themselves three up after 20 minutes. Pedro Chirivella was returning from injury for the first time and was an integral cog in the midfield. He completed an impressive 45 passes, more than anyone else on the pitch. Although he may not be impressing in terms of the main stats like goals and assists, Chirivella is enjoying a very successful loan spell in Holland and has evidently progressed a lot since last season.

Divock Origi – Wolfsburg

Divock Origi had a positive performance during Wolfsburg’s 3-0 win Borussia Monchengladbach. Despite not having a direct contribution to any goals, Origi proved his worth as an attacking right winger. Making several dangerous and a couple of key passes, Origi was making a statement in his tenth league appearance as speculation continues to grow about whether or not he has a future at Liverpool. His biggest chance of the game came from a left-footed shot from outside the area, which forced a very smart stop from Yann Sommer at the near post.

Allan Rodrigues – Apollon Limassol

Allan was absent from the 3-0 win against Ethnikos Achna on Monday night due to an injury, but recovered in time for the weekend. He was part of the forceful 6-0 win over Paphos and unsurprisingly, hardly put a foot wrong. The whole team performed at a top rate level and continued their unbeaten start to the league season.

Taiwo Awoniyi – Royal Excel Mouscron

It was a poor week for Taiwo Awoniyi and Royal Excel Mouscron. On Tuesday, he was a second-half substitute as his side were knocked out of the Belgian Cup at the hands of Sporting Charleroi in the round of 16. Awoniyi came on with the score already at 1-0 and couldn’t do anything to turn the match around. On Saturday, there was a 1-1 home draw with St. Truiden, which Awoniyi had very little impact on. He played the whole game up front and made very little contribution to the game.

Toni Gomes – Forest Green Rovers

Toni Gomes came on as a 65th-minute substitute during the thrilling 3-3 draw with Exeter City in the second round of the FA Cup. Forest Green scored twice in the last few minutes to come from behind to lead 3-2, before squandering that lead and set up a replay.

Connor Randall (Hearts), Ryan Kent (SC Freiburg) and Shamal George (Carlisle United) were all unused substitutes for their respective sides. Jordan Williams (Rochdale) had been suffering with an injury, but was deemed fit enough to make the bench on Monday night. However, his services were not required.

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